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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 09, 2019. 7 comments

Trump Administration Bars Pride Flags From Embassy Flagpoles

Trump Administration Bars Pride Flags From Embassy Flagpoles

Four-year Dadaist art installation Donald Trump and his administration are rejecting requests from United States embassies to fly the rainbow flag most closely associated with June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, according to NBC News.

Embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia have seen their requests denied, according to diplomats. While the pride flag can and is being displayed elsewhere on...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 09, 2019. 6 comments

West Point Identifies Cadet Killed in Training Accident

West Point Identifies Cadet Killed in Training Accident

 

The remains of a cadet killed in a vehicle accident near the West Point training site have been identified, according to CNN.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, N.J. “died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident at a training area,” the U.S. Military Academy at West Point announced last Friday. Two soldiers and 19 other cadets were injured in the...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 09, 2019. 20 comments

Louisiana Deputy Fired, Arrested, for Reportedly Forcing Mother to Perform Oral Sex on Infant Son

Louisiana Deputy Fired, Arrested, for Reportedly Forcing Mother to Perform Oral Sex on Infant Son

A 42-year-old Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, Shaderick Jones, allegedly forced a 26-year-old mother Iyeseha Todd to perform oral sex on her infant son while he recorded it, claiming the depraved act was his “fantasy.”

Jones has worked in uniform patrol in Iberville Parish since 2015. Now fired, he has been charged with principle to first-degree rape and possession of child pornography, according...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 09, 2019. 16 comments

Army Veteran Everett Palmer Died in Police Custody in 2018. His Family Can’t Find His Heart

Army Veteran Everett Palmer Died in Police Custody in 2018. His Family Can’t Find His Heart

A 41-year-old U.S. Army veteran called his brother to tell him he was heading to New York to visit their sick mother. Before he left, he needed to make sure an outstanding DUI warrant in Pennsylvania was settled to be sure his license was valid.

Two days later, on April 9 of last year, Everett Palmer’s family was told that he had died in police custody at York County Prison. The Palmers are...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 03, 2019. 10 comments

Affordable Care Act Reduces Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Report

Affordable Care Act Reduces Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Report

It turns out the Affordable Care Act may have acted to make care affordable and accessible to black folks.

According to new research, the law has been linked to a reduction in racial disparities in the care of cancer patients and to earlier diagnoses and treatment for ovarian cancer, according to the Washington Post.

The findings were released Sunday as abstracts at the annual meeting in...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 03, 2019. 9 comments

Black Voters in Mississippi File Lawsuit to Challenge Racist Election Law

Black Voters in Mississippi File Lawsuit to Challenge Racist Election Law

A group of black voters represented by a foundation affiliated with former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee is challenging Mississippi’s Jim-Crow era laws written to place black candidates for statewide office at a disadvantage.

'Stacey Abrams Won That Election': Eric Holder Stays Ready to Scrap Against Anti-Democratic…

Eric Holder has been one of the...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 03, 2019. 15 comments

Virginia Beach Shooter Resigned from His Engineering Job Before Rampage Despite Good Standing

Virginia Beach Shooter Resigned from His Engineering Job Before Rampage Despite Good Standing

DeWayne Craddock, the 40-year-old engineer who officials say murdered 12 people at the government building where he worked in Virginia Beach, Va., submitted a formal letter of regulation from his post as an engineer for the city, according to the Washington Post.

Police arrived at the building within minutes of a call about shots fired after 4 p.m. Friday. Craddock shot a contractor in the...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 02, 2019. 6 comments

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Eliminated from French Open

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Eliminated from French Open

Add Serena Williams to a growing list of recognizable names to see an early exit from this year’s French Open.

With the temperature topping 80 degrees in Paris, Williams, ranked 10th in the world, and rounding into form after an injury from earlier in the year, became the latest highly decorated player to flame out of the tournament, losing to unranked Sofia Kenin 6-2, 7-5, in the third round,...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 02, 2019. 9 comments

Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas Dies at 88

Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas Dies at 88

Harlem kingpin Frank Lucas, who inspired the 2007 feature film American Gangster with Denzel Washington, has died.

According to CBS News, Lucas passed Thursday in New Jersey. He was 88.

Raised in North Carolina, Lucas found his way to New York in the 1960s, eventually becoming a major drug trafficker based out of Harlem, known for supplying especially formidable packages of heroin.

Lucas, who...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 02, 2019. 1 comments

Kanye West Launches Grant for Young Creatives, YEEZY Alum Named First Recipient

Kanye West Launches Grant for Young Creatives, YEEZY Alum Named First Recipient

Rapper and revisionist historian Kanye West has launched a grant for young creatives, providing financial assistance and mentorship to up-and-coming designers.

According to Vogue, Kanye’s incubator program will provide aspiring creatives in fashion and design access to the studio and eye for talent that gave the world Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh and Fear of God creator Jerry Lorenzo.

2019 CFDA...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 02, 2019. 8 comments

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration.

Applicants for certain diplomatic and official visas are exempt from the new measure.

The new applications list social...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jun 01, 2019.

Jeanie Buss Should Let Barack Obama Run the Los Angeles Lakers

Jeanie Buss Should Let Barack Obama Run the Los Angeles Lakers

As much as it pains me to say this as a fan of Celtics basketball (please stay, Kyrie, I’m sorry about white people), the highs of Celtics fandom aren’t their highest unless the Los Angeles Lakers are better than good.

Regardless of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s personal leanings (he looks like a Blazers fan), he’d likely appreciate a well-oiled Lakers machine, as television ratings continue...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 28, 2019. 15 comments

O.J. Simpson’s Former Manager Claims Simpson Bragged About Encounter With Kris Jenner

O.J. Simpson’s Former Manager Claims Simpson Bragged About Encounter With Kris Jenner

Literal and figurative gross human being O.J. Simpson is back in the news for his proximity and harm done to a white woman.

According to Page Six, Simpson’s former manager Norman Pardo, a man fine with being in the news for his relationship with a man who definitely probably murdered his wife and her friend, Simpson claimed he “f—ed that B until I broke her” in a hot tub in the ’90s.

The “her”...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 28, 2019. 20 comments

Army Tweet Sets Off Wave of Stories of Life After Combat From Veterans

Army Tweet Sets Off Wave of Stories of Life After Combat From Veterans

The United States Army wanted a feel-good moment. They got the truth instead.

In a thread that included videos of Army Pfc. Nathan Spencer, a 1st Infantry Scout sharing how the army has positively impacted his life, the Army’s official Twitter account asked a simple question to veterans and Americans currently in service:

How has serving impacted you?

U.S. Army on Twitter

“How has serving...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 28, 2019. 4 comments

Gabrielle Union Roasts Dwyane Wade, Capes for Klay Thompson

Gabrielle Union Roasts Dwyane Wade, Capes for Klay Thompson

Actress and bestselling author Gabrielle Union’s newly jobless husband was pretty good at basketball in his day. The former Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers player managed to rack up three NBA titles, 13 All-Star team slots, and an NBA Finals MVP among a grocery list of accomplishments. His son, Zaire, looks to be following in his father’s footsteps, matching a high...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 28, 2019. 14 comments

Lynne Patton Doesn’t Care If She Violated the Hatch Act Again

Lynne Patton Doesn’t Care If She Violated the Hatch Act Again

When Lynne Patton isn’t violating the sensibilities of hairdressers this side of 1999, she’s possibly violating the Hatch Act, a federal law meant to prevent officials from politicizing positions in the government, starting with her social media habits.

Congressional gollywog Patton is tasked with overseeing the largest regions controlled by the Department of Housing and Urban Development,...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 27, 2019. 13 comments

Facebook Defends Decision to Leave Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Up, Because of Course They Do

Facebook Defends Decision to Leave Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Up, Because of Course They Do

By now, everyone who has seen or heard of the widely circulated video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seem intoxicated knows that it is fake. YouTube took down uploads of the video, a call which seemed like a no-brainer to most.

Facebook has yet to follow suit, according to the Washington Post. Acknowledging the video as “false,” this generation’s Standard Oil said the video...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 27, 2019. 16 comments

Biden’s World: Joe Flexing a Commanding Lead in New Poll

Biden’s World: Joe Flexing a Commanding Lead in New Poll

Americans know a mediocre thing when they see one, and they’re warming up to warming up 2015’s leftovers for the Oval Office, according to a new poll.

If the numbers are to be believed, the “NBA Jam” announcer could soon inform us that the former Delaware congressman is on fire.

In a poll conducted by Republican firm Echelon Insights, 1,005 Democrats and left-leaning Independents were asked...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 27, 2019. 13 comments

Maleah Davis Likely Dead While Cooperation Wanes, According to Houston Law Enforcement

Maleah Davis Likely Dead While Cooperation Wanes, According to Houston Law Enforcement

Houston police believe Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old girl last seen near a highway in Houston, has been killed, according to CBS News.

Now, they need help finding and identifying her body.

“She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper burial,” Chief Art Acevedo said at a Thursday news conference.

Davis has been missing since May 3, when her mother’s...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 26, 2019. 24 comments

West Point Graduates Most Diverse Class Ever, Ruins It With Mike Pence Speech

West Point Graduates Most Diverse Class Ever, Ruins It With Mike Pence Speech

If you’re like me, you wish your wife and loved ones would stop complaining about your ballooning weed budget. If you’re like me, you’ve likely also taken the time during a movie about some evil villain, or regime, or crime figure to consider if villains ever take the time to stop and wonder if they’re doing something super villainous. Did Darth Vader ever catch himself in a mirror, stop and...

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